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Multi-vehicle crash impacts Interstate 435, closed at 87th Street in Missouri

Posted at 8:56 AM, Jul 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-09 22:15:08-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Interstate 435 closed in both directions near East 87th Street in Missouri for about 2 1/2 hours Tuesday morning after a multi-vehicle crash.

Four injuries were reported in the crash, one of which was fatal.

KCMO police identified the victim as Joey Schweinfurth, 51.

The crash resulted in a vehicle fire near the area.

Police said northbound I-435 was completely blocked and northbound emergency vehicles had difficulty responding to the scene due to traffic.

WATCH: Vehicle fire on Interstate 435

VIDEO: Crash, fire close I-435 at 87th St in KCMO